Check out some of the best Japanese sightseeing sites on rabbits this year

Real-life bunnies, bunny statues, bunny amulets, bunny mythologymake this year truly the Year of the Rabbit, through travel!

Real-life bunnies, bunny statues, bunny amulets and bunny mythologymake this year truly the Year of the Rabbit, through travel!

And what better way to celebrate than by travelling around Japan to sites where you can find rabbits, both live and decorative?

Travel Information social media company RECOTRIP lays out Top 10 Spots Whose Reviews Mention Rabbits. List includes places where rabbits are most important and places where you can interact with real-life rabbits!

1: Okunoshima (Hiroshima Prefecture)

Seto Inland Sea’s island off Hiroshima prefecture would naturally be the top rabbit-related sights spot for its reputation for the over 900 rabbits.

Rabbit Paradise, known as Rabbit, is also a natural haven with camping, swimmable beaches, and natural radon hot spring baths. It’s that kind of place you go to refresh your body and mind, all the adorable live bunnies helped!

Hakuto Shrine (Tottori Prefecture)

Inaba’s mythical White Hare, built up during marriage of god Okuninushi-no-Kami, goddess Yakami, is believed to eat it at this shrine. Inaba’s Hare believed to be a matchmaking god -emotional shrine for newlyweds.

The shrine is dotted with rabbit statues and sells cute rabbit-shapedomamori talismans to tie into the theme, so its a must have for bunny fans.

Okazaki-jinja Shrine (Kyoto City)

This shrine is situated in Sakyo Ward in eastern Kyoto in the region known for its small and old farms. As such, they were the messengers of Okazaki-jinja patron god, which was called Rabbit Shrine.

Here’s what all rabbit-themed Amulets,ema wish boards, fortunes, and this shrine is considered a great place to pray for conception and safe birth (since rabbits are also considered to be highly fertile creatures). Its also considered a lucky for marriage, relationships, and if you have a wish in one of those categories, this is the place to have it granted!

Top 10 highlights some of the best sights, rabbit-related cuteness:

Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine (Shimane Prefecture) Kumano Grand Shrine (Yamagata Prefecture) Uji Shrine / Uji Shrine (Kyoto Prefecture) Aichi Prefecture’s Omiwa Shrine Ishikawa Prefecture’s Tsukiusagi no Sato Saitama Prefecture’s Tsuki Shrine Uzagi Shrine (Part of Lake Kawaguchi Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway (Yamanashi Prefecture)

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Top 10 list with shrines out there except for Okunoshima and 8th place, Tsukiusagi no Sato, rabbit petting zoo, restaurant, rabbit gift shop…! Only one, Usagi Shrine at top of Mt, out of the remaining locations. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, dedicated entirely to rabbits, but others full of rabbit statues and talismans.

Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine is known as oldest, most important shrine in Shinto religion, but features 46 statues of White Hare of Inaba – like those shown below – located around its grounds.

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And there are three carvings of rabbits hidden behind the main hall at Kumano Grand Shine, and if you find them all, you will be granted your wish. In Saitama, north of Tokyo, rabbits serve as shields of shrine, rather than lion-dogs, since a god is an icon of the god Tsuki, which is enshrined there.

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Ojiwa Shrine and Ujigami Shrine, last shrines on list, known for rabbit tokens, other rabbit motifs. And for example Omiwa, for example, ema wish boards in the shape of a rabbit, popular with idol fans, and Ujigami sells adorable round, colorful, rabbit-shaped omikuji, or fortunes, just like most others.

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Whatever location you pick is bound to be full of interesting history, beautiful nature, and cute bunnies in different ways, so if you’re looking for something for you, check out these spots!

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